Jeff received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural education from West Virginia University and his doctoral degree in animal sciences from The Ohio State University.
Jeff, an associate professor, began his career at Ohio State in 1995 as an agriculture and natural resources Extension educator in Perry County. He served in a similar role in Knox and Morrow counties before becoming interim Southeast Region director in 2015, and Southeast Region director in 2017.
Since 2018, Jeff served as assistant director of Operations, supervising OSU Extension's 24 area leaders. He was named director of Operations in November 2020.